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Why many Danes feel stressed

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August 11th, 2021

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There are probably many Danish people who can say yes to the fact that they have a busy everyday life. It is understandable because there are constantly demands and expectations to live up to. At work, every task has to be done perfectly and when you come home, the expectations continue because you have to find time, desire and energy to spend time with your family. Besides this, there are always some practical tasks that need to be done at home, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise why so many Danes feel so busy and stressed all the time.

Danes have a high stress level
As mentioned, there are many Danes who live a busy and stressed life. It is actually a bit concerning because the number of adult Danes who have a stress level that is too high is increasing. The number of Danes who have too high a stress level has increased from 21 percent to as much as 25 percent in just seven years which means that a quarter of the Danish population has too high a stress level on a daily basis. It is a problem that affects not only the individual person who feels stressed, but also the people that are close to the person.

When you are stressed, it doesn’t just affect one thing. An everyday life that is full of stress has an effect like rings in the water which means that it is extremely important you do something about it if you feel stressed.

Get help and do your everyday life easier
Many people try to come up with methods that can make them feel less stressed. It is very different from person to person how they relax and get a break from the busy everyday life. There are both good and bad methods, and in relation to stress, it is important that you make use of the right methods.

A classic example of a method that can ultimately aggravate the situation are the people who initially enjoy a single glass of wine or a cold beer after a long day at work as a method of getting relaxed. If you do this to relax, you can potentially start a vicious circle even though it wasn’t really your intention.

Suddenly that single glass of wine may turn into two because you have discovered how much it makes you calm down. As time goes by, it can develop into some kind of unwanted addiction, and in some cases it is how alcohol abuse starts. Therefore, it is very important that you seek help from others if you feel stressed in your everyday life.


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